TITLE

Granular Cell Tumors of the Esophagus: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

AUTHOR(S)
De S. Coutinho, Domingos S.; Soga, Jun; Yoshikawa, Tokihiro; Miyashita, Kaoru; Tanaka, Otsuo; Sasaki, Koichi; Muto, Terukazu; Shimizu, Takeaki
PUB. DATE
October 1985
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1985, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p758
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two patients with granular cell tumors of the esophagus are presented. Both were men, 54 and 51 years old, respectively, and without tumor-related complaints. Diagnosis was made by esophagogram and endoscopic biopsy. The two patients were treated with a left thoracotomy and local excision of the tumors. A review of the world literature was carried out and data of general interest were collected. The symptoms and management of esophageal granular cell tumors, as well as histogenesis, are discussed.
ACCESSION #
16351677

 

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